Off the Beaten Track
Scandinavia To San Diego 05-06-11
Story of My Life - Ron Hynes - Cryer's Paradise - autobiographical?
The Writer - Ellie Goulding - Lights - Ellie is a keen runner, running six miles every day, and has taken part in a number of marathons.
Orochi - Kitaro - Kojiki - Kitaro's first synthesizer was analog, and he recalls having “just loved the analog sound that it made compared to today's digital sound". He wrote the "Japanese" Theme for the film "Return From The River Kwai".
Black Is The Colour - John Wright - A Few Short Lines - Before becoming a professional singer, John lived the solitary existence of a hill shepherd.
Etude in G# Minor - Annemieke Spoelstra - Toccare - At age 21, Annemieke was First Prize winner at the Dutch National competition Young Music Talent Nederland for best accompanist. Annemieke has performed concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the USA.
Spell - Kristin Lomholt - Spell - "A fine example of her songwriting; the melody is familiar and distinctive at the same time". - David Reuss
Love Out of Lust - Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes - Lykke has become increasingly popular with indie music fans.
Water And Wood - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - On May 21st, she will be in concert at Douglas Corner in Nashville.
Shanti Mantra - Ravi Shankar - The Essential - Shankar has been considered one of the top sitar players of the second half of the 20th century.
My James Dean - Sofia Talvik - Jonestown - Her third album released at the end of August 2008 is the second album released on her own record label Makaki Music.
Three songsfrom a CD celebrating "Homecoming Scotland 2009", the rich cultural history of Scotland's fishing industry:
The Fisherman's Wife - Heather Heywood - People And Songs of the Sea - The fishing trade is fifty times more dangerous than the average occupation, no 9 to 5 job - but a way of life.
Keepers - The McCalman's - People And Songs of the Sea - The fabled lighthouses are the subject of Keepers, well nicknamed.
Song For Cove - The Cast - People And Songs of the Sea - An 1881 hurricane resulted in Scotland's worst ever fishing disaster. The Cast is Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis.
Soochow Serenade - Taeko - Voice - Japanese born jazz singer from her 2010 CD.
Kate's Wedding - The Clydesiders - Crossing The Borders - '96 instrumental has absolutely nothing to do with the Royal wedding.
Sloop John B - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - Hoping the revived group will issue some new music.....
Hard For The Heart - Duffy - Endlessly - Duffy's new CD edges Duffy closer to a stylisticmusical identity.
Blackout - Anna Calvi - self titled - I can't praise her debut album enough, great songs throughout. Highly recommended. RIYL: Florence & The Machine.
Road To Ruin - Great Big Sea - Safe Upon The Shore - Another fine new CD from Canadian band with Irish-celtic influence.
Honey Bee - Zee Avi - self titled - Zee is joining Lilith Fair, starting July 27th in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. I've gotten more calls about Zee since starting to play her music than any other artist.
Story of a City - Dalot - Loop Over Latitudes - Electro-acousitc ambience that builds within the song is the creative trademark of Grecian-born musician Maria Papadomanolaki, aka Dalot. RIYL : Gabrielle Roth